November 14, 2017
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Associate
860.443.2545 x2112 / [email protected]

New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce the kick-off of its Season of Wonderment! An array of activities and programs provide holiday fun for the whole family!

Coloring New London: Opening 10am, Saturday, November 18, 2017
This Wonderment season brings family-sized fun to the Lyman Allyn! Coloring New London covers the gallery walls in gigantic coloring book “pages” for people of all ages to color. The exhibit features scenes drawn from historic New London postcards and paintings in the museum’s collection. Join friends and neighbors from the Lyman Allyn community in filling in the pictures over the course of the exhibit and visit or check us out on Facebook to see how they develop. Coloring New London encourages visitors to get creative and have fun this holiday season! This exhibition will be sure to lend an unforgettable air of celebratory magic this Holiday season to New London, and beyond. The exhibit will be on view through January 21, 2018.

Snowflake Family Teas: November 25, December 2, 9 & 16, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Families will enjoy tea, a hot chocolate bar, and desserts in the charming Hendel Library. Then, before heading to the art studio for a snow globe art project, children will be able to add their artistic touch to the gallery walls in our Coloring New London exhibit! The event price is $12 per person and includes Museum admission as well as the Wonderment programming held beforehand. Full payment is required at the time of reservation. Space is limited. Please call 860.443.2545 x2129.

Wonderment Family Programs are as follows:

Saturday, November 25: The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Families will be introduced to the Fantasy Investigation Bureau, also known as the Unbelievable FIB, which is the magical detective agency at the heart of Adam Shaughnessy’s children’s books. Through storytelling and interactive riddles and puzzles, Adam will share the mysterious truth behind the Unbelievable FIB. Participants will take the Fibber’s oath and receive official ID badges of their very own! Books will be available for sale. Free with Museum admission or payment of Snowflake Tea. To RSVP call 860.443.2545 x2129.

Saturday, December 2: Free First Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spend a lovely winter day exploring the Museum and join us in the art studio from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to decorate snowflakes! Free admission all day!

Saturday, December 9: Family Storytelling Circle, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Gather round as Museum Educators spread good cheer while they tell winter stories in the warm and cozy Hendel Library. Free with Museum admission or payment of Snowflake Tea. To RSVP call 860.443.2545 x2129.

Saturday, December 16: Science Saturday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn how Arctic animals such as penguins and polar bears stay warm! Children ages 7-11 will participate in a fun and interactive project. Free with Museum admission or payment of Snowflake Tea.

Wonderment is generously sponsored by Benchmark Wealth Management, LLC, and The Day Newspaper.

Check the museum website at and the Museum’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page for updates and additional programming.

For more information or to request images please contact Rebecca Marsie at 860.443.2545 x2112 or at [email protected].

About the Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building surrounded by 12 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 17,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and doll houses.

The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 2129 or visit us on Facebook or the web at:

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